In a recent interview, actor Henry Cavill explained that his portrayal of Clark Kent is a lot different than from the late Christopher Reeve.
We have seen a lot of different Clark Kents from different movies, but the most memorable Clark Kent in a movie was from Christopher Reeve for the 1978 Superman film that was directed by Richard Donner. It was considered one of the classics. But Henry Cavill is trying his best to become a different Clark Kent and more accurate to the comic book version.
In a recent interview on InSing TV, Cavill said in regards to the portrayal of Clark Kent: “It’s more the Clark Kent from the comic books as opposed to the Richard Donner/Christopher Reeve version of Clark Kent. While that character is very much beloved, I feel this Clark is more in line with that — who’s a journalist, a reporter. There’s less of that light touch, less of that comedic touch to his performance.”
He also added about his Superman portrayal and how he dealt with how people reacted to him after the aftermath in Metropolis in Man of Steel: “He never thought that he would be accused of being the bad guy. He realized people may fear him, but he never thought it would go that far.” One of the interesting questions here is will Superman be able to convince the people to trust him and become the superhero that the people will all admire. We will probably find that out soon once the movie finally hits theaters.
You can check out the full interview with him by watching the video below:
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will hit theaters on March 25. It will be directed by Zack Snyder and stars Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenberg, Amy Adams and Laurence Fishburne.